The Truth About Cars » JD Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 J.D. Power Bought by XIO Group; Deal Appears to Have High Initial Quality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/j-d-power-bought-by-xio-group-deal-appears-to-have-high-initial-quality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/j-d-power-bought-by-xio-group-deal-appears-to-have-high-initial-quality/#comments Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:05:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325762 J.D. Power and Associates is planning to put more of your possessions under the microscope, now that they’ve taken on new ownership in a deal worth $1.1 billion. Best known for its vehicle quality ratings, J.D. Power, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc., was snapped up yesterday by London-based XIO Group, according to Reuters […]

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J.D. Power and Associates is planning to put more of your possessions under the microscope, now that they’ve taken on new ownership in a deal worth $1.1 billion. Best known for its vehicle quality ratings, J.D. Power, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc., was snapped up yesterday by London-based XIO Group, according to Reuters […]

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Sales are Rising, But Incentive-Happy Automakers are Kneecapping Profits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/sales-are-rising-but-incentive-happy-automakers-are-kneecapping-profits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/sales-are-rising-but-incentive-happy-automakers-are-kneecapping-profits/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316466 Light vehicle sales haven’t peaked in the U.S., but the way they’re being sold is putting automakers in some financial peril. That warning was delivered by Thomas King, vice-president of the Power Information Network, ahead of this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Wards Auto reports. Speaking at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit, King said retail […]

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Light vehicle sales haven’t peaked in the U.S., but the way they’re being sold is putting automakers in some financial peril. That warning was delivered by Thomas King, vice-president of the Power Information Network, ahead of this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Wards Auto reports. Speaking at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit, King said retail […]

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Lexus Rebuffs China Production Due To Quality Concerns (Bonus: “F— This Graph” Edition) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/lexus-rebuffs-china-production-due-to-quality-concerns-bonus-f-this-graph-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/lexus-rebuffs-china-production-due-to-quality-concerns-bonus-f-this-graph-edition/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212385 Lexus won’t be building cars in China anytime soon due the automaker’s concerns regarding production quality, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “There’s too much quality risk in China to produce there,” said Takashi Yamamoto, executive vice president of Lexus International. Did you hear that mic drop? Hello? Anyone there? Toyota’s luxury division, which is one of very few automakers […]

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Lexus won’t be building cars in China anytime soon due the automaker’s concerns regarding production quality, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “There’s too much quality risk in China to produce there,” said Takashi Yamamoto, executive vice president of Lexus International. Did you hear that mic drop? Hello? Anyone there? Toyota’s luxury division, which is one of very few automakers […]

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Who Reads The Instruction Manual? (Update: No One) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/reads-instruction-manual-update-no-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/reads-instruction-manual-update-no-one/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:22:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1152689 J.D. Power and Associates on Tuesday released its study of in-car technology that showed many new car buyers either don’t use features available on their car or aren’t aware they exist. According to the study, at least 20 percent of buyers haven’t used 16 of 33 features targeted by the study, including in-vehicle concierge services such as OnStar (43 […]

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J.D. Power and Associates on Tuesday released its study of in-car technology that showed many new car buyers either don’t use features available on their car or aren’t aware they exist. According to the study, at least 20 percent of buyers haven’t used 16 of 33 features targeted by the study, including in-vehicle concierge services such as OnStar (43 […]

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Wait a Second Before You Invest Any More Energy in J.D. Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/wait-second-invest-energy-j-d-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/wait-second-invest-energy-j-d-power/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123345 There’s a considerable need for independent research and analysis, especially when it comes to cars. But I have something to tell you about J.D. Power and Associate’s annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study: it’s remarkably flawed. The annual survey — alongside most other annual surveys — serves as a stump from which automakers proudly […]

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There’s a considerable need for independent research and analysis, especially when it comes to cars. But I have something to tell you about J.D. Power and Associate’s annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study: it’s remarkably flawed. The annual survey — alongside most other annual surveys — serves as a stump from which automakers proudly […]

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J.D. Power Ranks Porsche Most Appealing for 11th-straight Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/j-d-power-ranks-porsche-appealing-11th-straight-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/j-d-power-ranks-porsche-appealing-11th-straight-year/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123049 For the 11th-consecutive year, Porsche topped J.D. Power and Associate’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, which measures owners’ satisfaction with their new car. The study surveyed 84,000 new car owners 90 days after their purchase to determine their satisfaction with their purchase. Porsche topped the list, just ahead of Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi […]

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For the 11th-consecutive year, Porsche topped J.D. Power and Associate’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, which measures owners’ satisfaction with their new car. The study surveyed 84,000 new car owners 90 days after their purchase to determine their satisfaction with their purchase. Porsche topped the list, just ahead of Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi […]

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Lexus Takes Gold In 2015 JD Power Dependability Study http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/lexus-takes-gold-2015-jd-power-dependability-study/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/lexus-takes-gold-2015-jd-power-dependability-study/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1008050 For the fourth consecutive year, Lexus is tops among the brands ranked in JD Power’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study. The research group says owners of the premium brand’s offerings reported 89 problems per 100 vehicles. However, its parent company was bumped down to third place on the podium this year by Buick, the latter making […]

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For the fourth consecutive year, Lexus is tops among the brands ranked in JD Power’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study. The research group says owners of the premium brand’s offerings reported 89 problems per 100 vehicles. However, its parent company was bumped down to third place on the podium this year by Buick, the latter making […]

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Generation Why: JD Power Says Gen Y Now Buying More Cars Than Gen X http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/generation-jd-power-says-gen-y-now-buying-cars-gen-x/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/generation-jd-power-says-gen-y-now-buying-cars-gen-x/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:09:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=877369 Generation Y has just edged out Generation X in the new car market. A study by J.D. Power shows that, year-to-date, Gen Y buyers (defined as being born in 1977-1994) are buying 26 percent of new vehicles, versus Gen X (1965-1976), which bought 24 percent of new vehicles in the same period. While Gen X’s […]

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Generation Y has just edged out Generation X in the new car market. A study by J.D. Power shows that, year-to-date, Gen Y buyers (defined as being born in 1977-1994) are buying 26 percent of new vehicles, versus Gen X (1965-1976), which bought 24 percent of new vehicles in the same period. While Gen X’s […]

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Land Rover and JD Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/land-rover-and-jd-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/land-rover-and-jd-power/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479184 Some things never change. Lying politicians, for example. And racist YouTube commenters. But also the JD Power Long-Term Vehicle Dependability Study, which was just released for 2013. Like always, Lexus and Lincoln were near the top, proving that old people can’t figure out in-car computer systems well enough to give them low ratings. Porsche was […]

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Some things never change. Lying politicians, for example. And racist YouTube commenters. But also the JD Power Long-Term Vehicle Dependability Study, which was just released for 2013. Like always, Lexus and Lincoln were near the top, proving that old people can’t figure out in-car computer systems well enough to give them low ratings. Porsche was […]

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The Truth About JD Power’s 2010 Vehicle Dependability Survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-truth-about-jd-powers-2010-vehicle-dependability-survey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-truth-about-jd-powers-2010-vehicle-dependability-survey/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:46:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349580 I conduct a car reliability survey at TrueDelta.com. Since we promptly update our results four times a year, we can report on new models ahead of anyone else. Last year, we announced that the 2009 Jaguar XF was faring poorly. This provoked a blistering backlash from owners at a particular Jaguar forum. In the end, […]

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I conduct a car reliability survey at TrueDelta.com. Since we promptly update our results four times a year, we can report on new models ahead of anyone else. Last year, we announced that the 2009 Jaguar XF was faring poorly. This provoked a blistering backlash from owners at a particular Jaguar forum. In the end, […]

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